As many of you know, the studio where Judith MacKenzie is artist-in-residence burned to the ground on October 29th. She has lost most everything associated with her fiber career – equipment, fiber, books and resources.Â Interested in helping or donating to the cause? There is now a site dedicated to rebuilding Judith’s studio – RebuildJudithsStudio.
In spinning/knitting news. I can’t leave well enough alone. I thought I want the blended version of my Fiberstory yarn for a sweater, on the right below.
Plied and combined.
But after reading all of your comments I changed my mindÂ to the piled, kinda stripey version, on the left above.
Then I got in into my head that maybe I want at least part of it to be lace. So back to the wheel and needles.
Colors combined with plying, left, and drafting, right
I may still say plied and I am surprised. I’m not a big fan of striping, but I’m falling for the plied version, I love the way the dark teal pops.
I do want to spin a little finer, this is at the top end of DK weight, which will lengthen the color run. And of course on a sweater the knitting field will be bigger, making the stripes narrower.
Have I mentioned lately, that I love knitting with handspun? So many possibilities!